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I have not been encouraged by the lack of participation of the Democratic Leadership regarding the campaign of Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
I decided to write our leaders and share my viewpoint and then thought I would share this in the event anyone else would be inspired to do the same.

September 9, 2008

Dear Madame Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Harry Reid,

I am writing to urge you and your Democratic colleagues to begin to actively and aggressively campaign for Senator Barack Obama and Senator Joe Biden.  The lack of visibility by our Democratic leaders is unacceptable given the importance of this election.  I would hope the gridlock you have helped to create in Washington would be impetus enough to motivate your active participation to ensure Americans have the leadership desperately needed to move this country forward and accomplish the goals of Barack Obama, Joe Biden and the Democratic Party.  

Now is not the time to sit in you ivory tower and let others do our bidding while you sit idly by.  As elected leaders of the United States of America, you have an obligation to do the will of, for and by the people, the will of those who elected you and the will of the Democratic citizens who urgently need change in this country.  

Skyrocketing unemployment, high fuel prices, escalating inflation, record home foreclosures and banking institutions going bust, American jobs being shipped overseas, 48 million Americans without health insurance, funding for child care being obliterated and billions of my tax dollars, American tax dollars being spent on a never ending war and being shipped out to pay for foreign oil and an ever exploding debt whose burden will be placed on all Americans, our children and grandchildren.  While most of these problems will not directly impact you and your families; and most Americans will never enjoy the benefits we pay for our Congressional leaders (large salaries, health care, pensions, etc.), nonetheless you are needed to do all in your power to address these issues for all Americans that you represent.

It is shameful the lack of leadership you are demonstrating by sitting on the sidelines, when this could be one of the biggest opportunities you will have to change the direction of this country and get Congress moving on issues important to Americans.  It would also advantage Congress to have a President of the same party to eliminate gridlock and actually accomplish tremendous Congressional initiatives and undue much of the damage caused by the Bush Administration and championed by John McCain such as restoring our liberties where our phone calls can no longer be tapped, our mail can no longer be opened and our laptops will be safe from the prying hands of government and the constitution can be fully restored to the state the American Founders intended.  

Please stand up, speak out be counted and engage in this campaign as if your lives depended on it, because American lives do!  Americans are counting on you to do the right thing and help Barack Obama and Joe Biden get elected.


Contact Speaker Pelosi
Office of the Speaker
H-232, US Capitol
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-0100

Contact Majority Leader Harry Reid
Email: senator_reid@reid.senate.GOV
528 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-2803
Phone: 202-224-3542
Fax: 202-224-7327

Originally posted to Texas Cowboy on Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 01:44 PM PDT.

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